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Prince George Has Had His Own Coin Made For His Fifth Birthday

Prince George Has Had His Own Coin Made For His Fifth Birthday

The Royal Mint has unveiled a commemorative £5 coin issued for the celebration of George's birthday

Katey Roberts

Katey Roberts

Most five-year-olds probably hope for a Lego set or maybe a new bike for their birthday, however, when you're the Queen's great-grandson and third in line the throne, you can probably expect something a little bit better than that.

Prince George Alexander Louis Cambridge turns five today and to commemorate his special day the Royal Mint has issued a coin in his honour, check it out

Director of consumer business for The Royal Mint, Nicola Howell, said: "The birth of Prince George altered the course of history in the United Kingdom, and we are pleased to be marking the fifth birthday of our future king."

The coin features a picture of St. George (who else) and the Dragon on one side and his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, on the other.

The coin won't be making its way into circulation but fans of coins and/or the Royal Family can get their filthy mitts on one for £13 from the Royal Mint.

If you're the sort of person who sees the benefit in paying thirteen quid for a coin which is literally worth a fiver, you can buy one here. It's also worth remembering that they'll probably sell for a lot more than that in years to come, so maybe it's a bit of an investment.

And, if you really want to push the boat out, there's even a £5 selling for £500.

As well as the jazzy new coins, Kensington Palace released a new photo of the little fella beaming into the camera to mark the occasion:

Although details of what George will be getting up to today are kept under-wraps, it's been reported that his birthday will be spent taking part in 'private family celebrations' alongside his parents, sister Charlotte and new brother Louis.

His birthday comes just days after the Mirror revealed that his ma and pa - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - try to keep the full details of George's future away from him.

Dad William said in an interview a while back: "There'll be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in, in the world.

"We are very normal."

While Catherine Mayer, who wrote Charles: The Heart of a King said that William had struggled with the magnitude of his future and his role within the Royal Family when he was younger.

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Topics: Prince George, prince william, Kate Middleton, Royals